Building the House Part 2

April 7, 2015

House Tour

search the post index


I'm Tessie -Welcome home!

Welcome to Part 2 of building our house.  If you missed part 1 click here

And if you missed why we moved back to Minnesota click here

As the house was being built, we took a trip out every week to see the progress.  It’s pretty amazing how quickly things progressed.



Then drywall.

Once the drywall went up things started to get super exciting.  Rooms took shape and little details emerged like arched doorways.

This is a view from the front door looking towards the back of the house.  On the right is the music room and on the left is the formal dining.

As you keep walking, it opens up into the kitchen and breakfast area (below).  I love all the huge windows and natural light.  Our main windows face southeast so lots of sunshine comes in even during those frigid Minnesota winters.

And the gathering room…


Kitchen cabinets…


Butler’s Pantry…

Railing…. (Looking from the gathering room to the front door.)

First glimpse of our exterior colors..

Siding complete!

Garage doors (still unpainted)…


And my most favorite part…. the thing that makes me smile every time I drive home… the pink door!


Share this post:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

search the post index


I'm Tessie -Welcome home!

I'm in my mid-forties, a mom of teenagers and adult children, and soon to be empty nester. I’m figuring out this new stage of life and am excited to band together with YOU as we transform midlife dread into the best decade of our lives. 

Ready for the next chapter ... 

Hey, I'm Tessie!

download now

You’ve spent years taking care of everyone else and you’re dang good at it! But now it’s time to be a little selfish. Slow down, remember the things you love, and get your spark back. 

Time to Shine Rediscovery Workbook

free guide

free download

COPYRIGHT © 2024  · tessie fay design